Kohima, Nov 30 (IANS) On the eve of the state’s 57th Statehood Day, Nagaland Governor R.N. Ravi said on Saturday that Nagaland was “on the cusp of history” and that “new Nagaland must be built on a foundation of rule of law”.
“A new dawn of a new Nagaland is beckoning us,” Ravi, who is the government’s interlocutor for the Naga peace talks, said in an apparent reference to the impending solution to the decades old solution to the Naga issue.
“We have the sacred responsibility to build a New Nagaland. A Nagaland where every citizen is free from fear, fear of gun, fear of deprivation, fear of ignorance, fear of disease, fear of lack of opportunities and above all, fear of being unable to dream big,” he said in a message.
The Governor expressed his sincere thanks and gratitude to the people of the state, the tribal bodies, grassroots organisations, civil societies and the church leaders for this.
Noting that a new Nagaland has to be built by all the 2 million people of the state, Ravi said, “It cannot be built by the government alone. It is possible only through a mass movement in which every citizen is an active partner.”
He said the new Nagaland has to be built on a foundation of rule of law, transparency and accountability, where the majesty of law does not discriminate between the rich and poor, strong and weak, majority and minority.”